Smyrna Vinings Homes, Neighborhoods, Restaurants, Shopping, Events - 2015-11-30T13:30:51Z Aaron Hofmann <![CDATA[Cyber Monday Smyrna Vinings]]> 2015-11-30T12:34:34Z 2015-11-30T13:30:51Z cyber monday


It’s Cyber Monday in Smyrna Vinings, which means that deals can be found all over the Internet. No more of those crazy attempts to storm the retail shops on Black Friday, or perhaps we should start going by Black Thursday.

Anyway, understanding that there are a lot of Smyrna Vinings home buyers also looking for deals, we’ve compiled some special lists for Cyber Monday. See what you like, just contact us and we’ll be glad to schedule a showing for you. You can also register for a Property Organizer, where you can save all the Smyrna Vinings homes that you like and even set up your own custom search to be notified the instance a new home comes on the market that matches your wish list.

Cyber Monday Smyrna Vinings Homes for Sale

Cyber Monday Smyrna Vinings Townhomes and Condos for Sale

Don’t miss out on these latest deals. We’re here to help in your Smyrna Vinings home search as we are specialists in the Smyrna Vinings community.

Best Realtor ever! He is incredibly helpful, professional, personable, understanding, patient, and reliable.- Robert & Lisa

I absolutely loved working with Aaron. He understood exactly what I was looking for. I was in town for the weekend and wanted my search to be as productive as possible. It was. Every home he showed me was a possible and then he showed the perfect one for me. – Hazel

Aaron was so helpful and patient while helping us find our first home. He looked out for us when we had no idea what to look for in a home. As first time homeowners, he made sure everything was explained to us and was available to us to answer any questions.- Hope & Tesh

We can’t say enough good things about Aaron and our experience with him.- Adam & Amy

Aaron was very responsive to our needs. His attention to detail and willingness to explain the current market prepared us well to make an informed decision. Aaron truly exceeded all of our expectations. – Ron & Cheryl

Contact us today at 404-910-3616 to allow us to guide you through your Smyrna Vinings home search.


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Aaron Hofmann <![CDATA[2015 Small Business Saturday]]> 2015-11-25T09:08:28Z 2015-11-28T14:00:10Z Small Business Saturday - Shop Small

Small Business Saturday

First there was Black Friday, then Cyber Monday. Now, there’s the 6th annual Small Business Saturday, the day people support small businesses. American Express is partnering with lots of local businesses.

This is one of my wife’s favorite days. She always likes to go shopping and tell me how much she’s saved. With Small Business Saturday, it’s just a little easier for her. Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses across the country.

Founded by American Express in 2010, this day is celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

This year, Small Business Saturday is on November 28th. Last year, 88 million consumers shopped small on Small Business Saturday.

If millions of Americans shop small, it will be huge.

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Aaron Hofmann <![CDATA[Smyrna Vinings Black Friday 2015]]> 2015-11-25T08:51:45Z 2015-11-27T13:43:16Z

Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Sometimes I wonder which one is actually bigger. It’s that time of year when we get to spend time with friends and family and give thanks. This is also the time of year for those die-hard shoppers to prepare to assault the stores on what has become known as Black Friday. Now while you may be looking to take advantage of the latest deals, keep in mind that not all deals are found in the stores.

Another option is in the Smyrna Vinings real estate market. Home prices have been steadily increasing, but interest rates are still phenomenal. Time to go shopping before prices and rates go up.

These kind of deals are going to be hard to beat in the stores or even online. To make your Black Friday shopping spree, easier, we wanted to provide you with the homes that have just hit the market. While everyone else is standing in line at the mall, this is your opportunity to take advantage and grab a home deal this holiday.

If you’re interested in taking advantage of the Smyrna Vinings Black Friday deals in the real estate market, be sure to contact us for your complimentary buyer consultation.

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Aaron Hofmann <![CDATA[2015 Christmas House Arts & Crafts Show]]> 2015-11-25T08:32:55Z 2015-11-25T14:28:59Z mable-house-arts-center

The 2015 Christmas House Arts & Crafts Show takes will be held at the Mable House Arts Center in Mableton. Started by volunteers of the South Cobb Arts Alliance in 1984, the show offers unique and affordable handmade items to the local community and Metro Atlanta. It is a juried show with a Christmas theme. All of the items are handcrafted, from handmade bath products to hand turned wood. Buyers will find just about everything they need for holiday gifts as well as items that can be used year round.

The Christmas House Arts & Crafts Show will be held from December 4-13, 2015 from 10am to 4pm Monday to Saturday and 2pm to 6pm on Sundays.

Select from a huge variety of beautiful handmade items by a wide assortment of exhibitors this year.

  • Bath items
  • Candles
  • Clothing
  • Decorations
  • Embroidery
  • Edibles
  • Fiber Art
  • Glass
  • Home Decor
  • Jewelry
  • Metal Art
  • Pottery
  • Toys
  • Wreaths
  • Wood
  • and a wide assortment of Ornaments

And while you’re there, be sure to visit Mable’s Tea Room, which has been a tradition for over 20 years. Bring your friends and family for homemade desserts as well as delicious salads and sandwiches. Call 770-819-3285 for reservations of four or more or special seating reservations. Mable’s Tea Room will be open from 11am t0 2pm from December 4th to 12th, closed Sundays.

Mable House Arts Center is located at 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton, GA 30126.

Aaron Hofmann <![CDATA[Tim Lee at Vinings Business Lunch]]> 2015-11-21T11:59:35Z 2015-11-21T14:30:18Z vinings-business-association

Vinings Business Association Luncheon

You are invited to the Vinings Business Association (VBA) Monthly Luncheon on Tuesday, December 1st from 11:30am – 1:00pm at Social Vinings!

Cobb Commission Chairman Tim Lee will be the guest speaker. Tim Lee was elected as the 6th Chairman of Cobb County in July 2010. Prior to being elected Chairman, he served as District 3 Commissioner from 2002-2010. During the past 5 years, Lee has focused on enhancing public safety, growing Cobb’s economy and ensuring sound fiscal management and operation.

Chairman Lee is widely recognized for the leadership role he played in bringing the Atlanta Braves to Cobb County in 2017. This historic move and precedent setting public-private partnership is a game changing development that will positively impact Cobb County for decades to come.

In addition, the 2015 Vinings Business of the Year winner will be announced. Business of the Year Finalists are Delmar Gardens, South City Kitchen Vinings, Walton Communities, Xperience Connections by Bonnie Ross-Parker and Wellstar Medical Group.

Vinings Business Association Luncheon is held monthly on the first Tuesday of each month. Lunch is $15.00 for Members and $20.00 for Non-Members. Lunch Program is from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. Guests are always welcome.

Buffet lunch will be held at Social Vinings Restaurant at 3621 Vinings Slope Drive, Atlanta, GA 30339 (next to QuikTrip gas station). If attending lunch, you must register at least 24 hours in advance to guarantee your lunch. You can now pay online and avoid the line!

You must register online at least 24 hours in advance even if you are paying at the door. This will guarantee you a seat and lunch.

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Aaron Hofmann <![CDATA[Visit Santa at Aunt Fanny’s Cabin]]> 2015-11-20T07:40:38Z 2015-11-20T14:36:31Z

Santa House in Smyrna

Make sure to get your wish list ready because Santa’s coming to town!

Young Children and the young at heart may hand deliver Christmas Wish Lists to Aunt Fanny’s Cabin (located on Atlanta Road across the street from the Market Village) and have a private conversation with the jolly old elf himself. Santa will be available each weekend in December before Christmas. This event is co-sponsored by the Smyrna Optimist Club and the City of Smyrna.

The Santa House will be held in the Smyrna Welcome Center– (Aunt Fanny’s Cabin) 2861 Atlanta Road– Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays beginning December 4th from 6 – 8 p.m. And Monday and Tuesday of Christmas week.

Here is Santa’s schedule:

Friday, December 4, 11, & 18 – 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 5, 12 & 19 – 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 6, 13 & 20 – 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.

Monday, December 21 – 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 22 – 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.

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Aaron Hofmann <![CDATA[Smyrna Alive After Five at the Crafty Hog]]> 2015-11-15T16:19:15Z 2015-11-17T14:00:21Z crafty hog smyrna

The Smyrna Business Association is excited to announce their Alive After Five networking event for November. This will be held at the Crafty Hog, located on Concord Road just west of South Cobb Drive.

This networking event will be held on Thursday, November 19th, 2014 from 5:30-7:30 pm. Smyrna-Business-Association-Alive-After-Five

Enjoy an evening of networking with industry professionals in a comfortable, upscale and entertaining atmosphere.

Appetizers + Drinks + Door Prizes

Don’t miss out on this fun event!

Admission is free. Registration is requested.


Crafty Hog is located at 652 Concord Rd SE, Smyrna GA 30082.

Be sure to bring plenty of business cards.

Aaron Hofmann <![CDATA[2015 Lights of Life]]> 2015-11-15T15:39:54Z 2015-11-16T22:00:09Z Lights of Life

Lights Of Life 2015

The Lights of Life is an annual tradition that was started by Life University and dates back to 1989. Talk of the Lights of LIFE spread quickly, given the location, quality and low cost. As the most affordable holiday light show in the Southeast, the Lights of LIFE holiday light display has become a yearly tradition. Now nearly half a million spectators from the surrounding region cruise through the spectacularly illuminated campus annually! New displays are added, and the entire arrangement is unique each year. The 65 foot tall rendition of Santa and his sleigh is the tallest display in the Southeast. They welcome you to come by and see this visual treat that the whole family will enjoy!

The Lights of Life event runs every night from November 26th through December 31st.

The Lights of Life is held on the the campus of Life University (1269 Barclay Circle – off Hwy 41 just north of Dobbins AFB, Marietta) just north of Smyrna Vinings from 6pm to 10pm daily.

The cost to enter is $10 per car on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and November 26th thru November 29th and December 18-31st. $5 per car all other days. $20 per van/bus regardless of the day. This is a zero-profit operation. Fees cover the cost of the electricity for the lights, as well as the costs associated with the ongoing operations.

They will also have a concession stand open every day, along with a few other attractions.

  • Petting Zoo – Friday, Saturday and Sunday only – $3 per person (weather permitting)
  • Train Rides – Friday, Saturday and Sunday only – $3 per person (weather permitting)
  • Pony Rides – Friday, Saturday and Sunday only – $5 per person (weather permitting)
  • Santa Claus – Friday, Saturday and Sunday only – $12 per person (includes a photo with Santa) (weather permitting).

For more information or questions about Lights of Life, please call (678) 331-4334.

Aaron Hofmann <![CDATA[Smyrna Condo Buyers Like What they See]]> 2015-11-15T16:30:40Z 2015-11-16T14:00:39Z Smyrna Vinings condo and townhome buyers continue to take advantage of the market. In October , the Smyrna Vinings townhome and condo market sales spiked to yet another record. Much like the Smyrna Vinings single family home market, Smyrna Vinings condo and townhome sales continue to be spurred by low interest rates. This is a trend that has continued every single month this year.

Smyrna Vinings Condos Sales Oct 2015

As you can see, we’ve been tracking the market for quite some time. We sell a lot of Smyrna Vinings homes, condos and townhomes and one of the major reasons is that we specialize in the area, we know the inventory of homes for sale and understand the trends, statistics and all the local pertinent information necessary for you to make an informed decision.

The green bar is 2007 and we were selling a lot of condos and townhomes back then. Sales dropped continuously in 2008, while 2009 stabilized and picked up in the fourth quarter largely due to the first-time home buyer tax credit. 2010 saw the market peak in the late Spring and Summer. Smyrna Vinings condo saw slow and steady improvement in 2012 and took off in 2013. 2015 has proven to be a year with record after record month. Buyers are finding it harder to resist today’s low interest rates and the attractive prices. It really is the perfect opportunity for Smyrna Vinings condo buyers.

2015 has shown a pretty consistent level of active listings and with sales surging, there isn’t much to choose from. One interesting point about this is you have less competition if you want to sell in today’s market. If you’ve thought about selling and just aren’t sure, be sure to contact us or find out how much your home is worth. And if you’re looking to buy, inventory is thin and you’ll be fighting over the best properties with other buyers.

That’s your Smyrna Vinings condo and townhome activity recap for October 2015.

Hope that was helpful and don’t hesitate to contact us if we can help you sell your Smyrna Vinings condo or townhome or find your new Smyrna Vinings townhome or condo. And don’t forget that we offer the most extensive Smyrna Vinings condo and townhome search in the area.

Also, here are all Smyrna Vinings condos and townhomes that have been listed in the past week. If something looks interesting, sign up for a Property Organizer and save it as a favorite or send us a Showing Request and we’ll be glad to assist you.

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Aaron Hofmann <![CDATA[You’re Invited to Thanksgiving Dinner at South City Kitchen]]> 2015-11-15T15:18:09Z 2015-11-15T15:18:09Z 2014 south city kitchen thanksgiving

Join us for this new tradition–Thanksgiving Day dinner at South City Kitchen Vinings. Let us do the shopping, cooking, and cleaning while you enjoy a 3-course Southern-style spread with your friends and family.

South City Kitchen will be serving up a Southern-style Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings on Thursday, November 26th. South City Kitchen Vinings will serve dinner from 11:30AM-7:30PM. The three-course prix fixe dinner is $45 for adults and $22.50 for children under 12. This total does not include tax or gratuity.

The menu is as follows:


Old Charleston She-Crab Soup with fresh cream, sherry
Fried Green Tomatoes with goat cheese, sweet red pepper coulis
Onion Tart gruyere custard, arugula radish salad
Pimento Cheese sesame corn crackers, butter pickles, celery hearts
Pork BBQ scallion hoe cake, bbq sauce, horseradish slaw
Pan Fried Chicken Livers Benton’s ham, caramelized onions, brioche toast, creamed corn, garlic jus
Pan Seared Scallops faro-kale salad, pomegranate
Jumbo Lump Crab Cake citrus aioli, watercress, pickled carrots
Autumn Greens Salad roasted winter squash, white balsamic vinaigrette, toasted pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries, Grana Padano

ENTREE (choose one)

Roasted Turkey Breast giblet gravy, cornbread dressing, collard greens, whipped potatoes, orange cranberry sauce
Grilled Pork Chop bacon fingerlings, snap beans, Creole mustard glaze, crispy onions
Pan Roasted Red Fish lady pea Hoppin’ John, andouille butter
Shrimp and Mussel Jambalaya okra, andouille, chicken, spicy tomato broth
Fried Springer Mtn. Chicken collard greens, smashed bliss potatoes, honey-thyme jus
Grilled Filet of Beef potato puree, roasted Brussels sprouts, caramelized onion, red wine jus
Shrimp and “Red Mule” Grits tasso ham, poblanos, smoked tomato gravy
Seared Salmon pumpkin risotto, Ga. apples, arugula
Veggie Plate roasted winter squash, collard greens, roasted Brussels sprouts, pumpkin risotto

DESSERT (choose one)

Classic Pumpkin pie
Southern Chocolate Pecan Pie
Warm Apple Cobbler w/ vanilla bean ice cream

For reservations at South City Kitchen Vinings at 1675 Cumberland Parkway, call 770.435.0700. South City Kitchen Vinings is located at 1675 Cumberland Parkway, SE, Atlanta, GA 30080 in One Ivy Walk at the corner of Atlanta Road and Cumberland Parkway.

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